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New $30m private jet terminal being developed in the UAE

Gama will also provide ground handling services at the new terminal

New $30m private jet terminal being developed in the UAE

Sharjah Airport Authority will invest $30 million (AED110m) in a new private jet terminal at Sharjah International Airport.

The authority said it has signed two commercial agreements with Gama Support Services, the first is to build and operate a private jet terminal, while the second agreement allows Gama to provide ground handling services to business jet owners and crew members at the terminal.

The new terminal will cover an area of over 40,000 square metres and comprises two private jet hangars, with the capacity to accommodate two large big business jets. It will also include resting areas and lounges, duty free shops and the latest technologies to expedite passport control and customs procedures.

The project will also include an aircraft fuelling unit, aircraft parking apron for business jets and car parking spaces for the terminal users and guests.

Construction will commence after the completion of designs, studies and official approvals are obtained. No specific timeline was given.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “Our new partnership with Gama will add to our ability to provide the highest level of services to our customers in the private and business jet industry. The new project will allow the owners to travel in a luxurious and convenient manner, contributing to the economy of Sharjah and the UAE, simultaneously.”

Sheikh Faisal bin Sauod Al Qassimi, director of Sharjah Airport Authority said the agreements with Gama reflects the airport’s vision to develop the general aviation market and provide exceptional facilities to business jet owners and improve their travel experiences.

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